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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.4k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 4.4k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 7 August 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 313pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years

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    This is the only Australian degree in this field and benchmarks against the leading institutes globally.

    Textile Designers represent a creative force that have the opportunity to build careers in a vast array of industries and fields including Fashion, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design and as artisans and craft-makers.

    Some of the global companies that have employed our graduates include:

    • Abercrombie & Fitch - USA
    • Baekart – Belgium
    • Brintons – UK and USA
    • Damman Brown – UK
    • General Motors – Europe

    In this program you will focus on:

    • innovative and speculative textile design ideas and concepts
    • textile design related to surface pattern (print)
    • textile design related to constructed textiles (knit and weave)
    • creative projects resulting in a professional portfolio
    • depth of research for proposed design opportunities
    • industry-related projects with external companies.

    Through engaging studio based and interactive classes you will also develop communication, business and computer-aided textile design, knowledge and capabilities.

    Each year Textile Design graduating students showcase their work in a high profile exhibition to the broader industries that may employ them. Many students participate in exhibitions and award opportunities throughout the program. Students participate in competitions such as the Australasian Graduate of the Year Awards and have either won or been placed as finalists in recent years, such as,

    Textile Design continues to achieve a high level of success at the Victorian and Tasmania Graduate of the Year Awards, taking out the top three places in the Fashion and Textile category over the past few years. 


    In this practical, hands-on, studio-based program you will study with experienced lecturers who are connected with major industry bodies such as the Design Institute of Australia.

    Students will have the opportunity to work on ’real-world’ briefs with Australian and international design companies such as Ladelle, Dryen Australia and Country Road.

    You may also study abroad for 1 or 2 semesters at an RMIT-affiliated institution

    Year 1

    You will study:

    • hands-on printing, weaving and machine knitting
    • CS6 software for repeat design, storyboarding, digital textile design, communication and illustration
    • core textile paper design skills
    • croquis, colour, media and illustration techniques
    • folio and presentation skills.

    Year 2

    You will specialise and develop your key skills in surface pattern design (print) or constructed textiles (knit and weave), and:

    • design for a broad range of projects using specialist textile software
    • be involved in industry projects focused on social and historical aspects of textile design
    • select two creative university electives.

    Year 3

    You will participate in:

    • the Textile Industry Engagement and Professional Practice course, which has an emphasis on creating the right folio for industry presentations;
    • real-time briefs to create a folio of diverse projects that emphasise your skills and critical thinking;
    • the end of year degree show, exhibiting your work to our industry and community partners;
    • work-integrated learning (WIL) with an approved textile or fashion company or a suitable creative enterprise.

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 

    University requirements

    As a new Higher Education student at RMIT, you need to register in person at RMIT’s Melbourne campus before you can enrol and start studies at RMIT.

    Please note BP032P04 Bachelor of Nursing Students (entry to 2nd or 3rd year) should attend the Vocational Education Registration and Briefing. 

    At Registration you will:

    • complete passport and visa checks to ensure that you are ready to enrol
    • receive important arrival information. This includes:
      • enrolment - student card, enrolment pack and how to enrol
      • student visa - rights and responsibilities
      • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - what to claim and how
      • student wellbeing and support - where to get help at RMIT
      • safety in Melbourne - Victoria Police and more

    Program requirements

    You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification).


    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

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